Weekly Special #6

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Man, first week of school is done–let’s celebrate with some tunes! For week #6 I decided to pick some stuff that is a little mellower (or at least not quite so intense) that the last couple of weeks.

Hopefully you’ll enjoy them!


Link’s Epoch (Overworld) – A Link to the Past
ReMixer – Joshua Morse
Album – 25 Year Legend: A Legend of Zelda Indie Game Composer Tribute

Joshua Morse has quite a knack for making fun, bouncy remixes, many of which hint at an ‘elevator music’ genre.  This one, however, is an orchestral remix of the Legend of Zelda theme.

An orchestral remix with a groovy conga beat to it.

It starts off strong, has some nice soft interludes at points (Zelda’s Lullaby from Skyward Sword makes a short appearance in the middle). Oh, and it ramps up to the finish with a little bit of distorted guitar, but then softens the landing with a nice little pan pipe solo. Can’t forget that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQciYzTLtPw


Rainbow Snowland (Frappe Snowland, Rainbow Road) – Mario Kart 64
ReMixer – Dhsu

Ahh … this is such a nice, calming piano remix of what, if you actually play Mario Kart 64, probably evokes a quick pounding heart and feelings of rage and treachery (it’s almost as bad as Super Smash Bros. when it comes to ruining friendships, sez I. ;))

But seriously, I love this track. I realized that I hadn’t posted a piano solo since the first week, so I thought, this needs to change! And I think I found the perfect one.

Dhsu takes some liberties when it comes to changing the rhythm of the tunes to suit the mood he’s trying to create. It gets to the point where it can be hard to recognize the source, but if you really listen you can definitely see it’s there. And to be perfectly honest, I love it. My only gripe about it is that the actual quality of the mix could be a little bit higher … but other than that, it’s a fantastic remix IMHO.

Anyway, sit down, lean back, and enjoy the music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgvl6IsY0R8


Dodge this Sakura (Vs. Team Japan) – Super Dodge Ball
ReMixer – bLiNd
Album – Super Dodge Ball: Around the World

Welcome to bLiNd. This guy’s remixes have a paced deep beat, slight (or sometimes, not so slight) creepy mood, and often a dubsteppy tone to them.

This particular one has a surprisingly catchy melody and bassline, and a lot of echoey arpeggios in the background. There one point at which a Japanese voice comes in as a transition to the drop. Kinda weird, but I like it. The main thing I would critique is that it doesn’t really have that much variance for it being a 5 1/2 minute song. Very well done though, so have a listen, and hopefully you’ll like it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kWfbW9Qh2I


And there you go again! I’ve got a feeling that I may soon have to start cutting back on the number of remixes I post each week. Not because I’m running out of material, but because it’s kinda hard to find the time to write a post. We’ll see though.

At any rate, thanks for listening, and please like and comment below if you have the inclination!

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